Danny Cipriani has vowed to start playing with a smile on his face again - beginning at Murrayfield tonight.
The fly-half prodigy - dropped from England’s starting line-up for their clash with New Zealand last weekend - is back on club duty as Wasps face a crucial Heineken Cup appointment with Edinburgh.
Cipriani is joined by several England colleagues, including Paul Sackey, Riki Flutey, Tom Rees and James Haskell, for a Pool Two encounter Wasps must win to realistically keep alive quarter-final hopes.
And the 21-year-old is determined to benefit from his November international experiences, when England suffered emphatic defeats against Australia, South Africa and the All Blacks.
“I’ve learned a lot over the past five weeks,” he said.
“I know the results weren’t the best, but England are building to get back to the top.
“For me, it’s about finding that consistency and getting that love back for rugby and playing with a smile on my face again.
“The main thing for me over the next four weeks is to begin enjoying myself.
“There is a massive task at Wasps to get us back up the Guinness Premiership (table) and winning the Heineken Cup.
“My drive and determination to be successful has never stopped, and never will. My body feels good, and I just want to get out there and play.
“Since my (ankle) injury, all my focus has been on me being fit. Now I have got fit, I just want to focus on my game, starting with Edinburgh.”
Like Wasps, Sale Sharks need a win tonight - Montauban are their Edgeley Park opponents in Pool One - to maintain strong quarter-final ambitions.
The Sharks announced yesterday that rugby director Philippe Saint-Andre will leave at the end of this season - big-spending French club Toulon could be his destination - with current Sale head coach and former Wales captain Kingsley Jones succeeding him.
Saint-Andre, who guided Sale to the Premiership title in 2006, fields a line-up that includes Wales international scrum-half Dwayne Peel, with England pair Mathew Tait and Andrew Sheridan on bench duty.